A Simple Thread Kits

We have delivered more than 15,000 kits.

A Simple Thread provides kits directly to homeless Houstonians. We are coming up with new ideas for kits all the time. If you have an idea, let us know!

Handing out kits

Kit items

Santa Hat kits

Donated kit items

  • Coming Clean: A Simple Thread Hygiene Kit
  • Antibacterial Hand Gel
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Moist Cleansing Cloths
  • Disposable Razor & Shaving Cream
  • Comb
  • Shampoo
  • Nail Clippers 
  • Make It Better: A Simple Thread First Aid Kit
  • Band-aids
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Antibacterial Hand Gel
  • Antiseptic Solution
  • Antacid
  • Acetaminophen
  • Other assorted OTC meds 
  • Say Cheese: A Simple Thread Smile Kit
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouth Wash
  • Lip Balm
  • Breath Mints
  • Hot! Hot! Hot!: A Simple Thread Summer Kit
  • Bottle of Water
  • Bottle of Tea
  • Battery-operated Fan
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside: A Simple Thread Winter Kit
  • Knit Cap
  • Knit Gloves
  • Knit Scarf
  • Blanket
  • Lip Balm 
  • Skin It: A Simple Thread Skin Care Kit
  • Hand and Body Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Moist Cleansing Cloths
  • Sunscreen
  • Rainy Days: A Simple Thread Rain Kit 
  • Rain poncho
  • Towel
  • Small umbrella 
  • Sew What?: A Simple Thread Sewing Kit
  • Safety Pins
  • Needles
  • Thread
  • Thimble
  • Small Scissors 
  • I Read The News: A Simple Thread Reading Kit
  • Current newspaper
  • Current magazine
  • Paperback book
  • Reading glasses
  • Kid Pack: A Simple Thread Kit for Children 
  • Activity Toy
  • Two snacks
  • Fruit juice box 
  • Helpful: A Simple Thread Utensil Kit
  • Eating utensils
  • Can opener
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Small Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pen and Notebook
  • Off!: A Simple Thread Mosquito Repellant Kit 
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Anti-itch spray
  • Bandaids
  • Neosporin
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Don’t Write Us Off: A Simple Thread Writing Kit
  • Writing Paper
  • Three Stamped Envelopes
  • Ballpoint Pen
  • Pencil
  • Pencil Sharpener

All kits include a list of resources for food, jobs, housing, medical help, and legal assistance. We also include something to eat in each kit.

Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny?
— Mahatma Gandhi